February 27, 2024

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Officers sealed off Jan Palach Sq. and evacuated the philosophy division constructing of Charles College, which is the place the capturing came about.

Law enforcement officials guard a road in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. AP Picture/Petr David Josek

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague’s police chief says an armed man who killed no less than 15 folks was a pupil at a college the place the mass capturing came about.

Police and the Czech Republic’s inside ministry earlier stated the suspect was lifeless. He has not been named publicly.

Officers sealed off Jan Palach Sq. and evacuated the philosophy division constructing of Charles College, which is the place the capturing came about.

They’re nonetheless looking the world, together with the constructing’s balconies, for attainable explosives.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows beneath.

PRAGUE (AP) — A mass capturing in downtown Prague killed 10 folks and injured about 30 others, and the one who opened hearth is also lifeless, Czech police and town’s rescue service stated Thursday.

Police gave no particulars in regards to the victims or the circumstances of the gunfire within the Czech Republic’s capital. They stated officers had been deployed on account of a capturing at a faculty in Jan Palach Sq..

The philosophy division of Charles College, which is situated within the sq., was evacuated, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda stated.

The police division stated the sq. has been sealed off. It urged folks to depart the encircling streets and keep inside.

Czech Inside Minister Vit Rakusan stated no different assailant was on the scene, however he urged folks to cooperate with police.

Prague’s rescue service confirmed that 11 folks had died, together with the shooter. It stated about 30 others suffered varied accidents, together with 9 with critical ones.

Pavel Nedoma, the director of Rudolfinum Gallery, which is also situated within the sq., advised Czech public tv he noticed from a window an individual who was capturing from a gun towards the close by Manes bridge throughout the Vltava River.

Prime Minister Petr Fiala canceled his scheduled occasions and was heading for Prague.